Airships, a dieselpunk ship-building RTS
March 26, 2014 8:50 AM   Subscribe

Airships, a dieselpunk ship-building RTS
A real-time strategy game where you design airships and then fight with them. The aim is to have pretty chaotic explodey fights and interesting ship design choices. I've been working on this since October and just released an "early access" version.

At its core, the game is about designing airships and fighting with them. Ships are put together out of modules, and the layout of modules matters a great deal: everything on board is done by individual airsailors who need to run around, ferrying coal, ammunition, water and repair tools - and sometimes their fallen comrades.

You can command fleets of airships both against the computer and against other players across the Internet. (A match-making and ladder service is planned, but right now, you just enter your opponent's IP address.)

In addition, there is a single-player strategic mode, where you use your fleet to conquer city after city, unlocking new modules and bonuses with each of them.

The game has an authentic-ish system of heraldry where you can create your own coat of arms, and register it with the game forums as unique to you.

I've just released an early access version on for $5.
Role: developer
posted by Zarkonnen (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

DIY heraldry is a nice touch.
posted by chapps at 10:06 PM on March 30, 2014

It looks really cute! Wish there was a way to try it free, but hope you are making some $$$.
posted by Meatbomb at 4:40 PM on April 7, 2014

This got posted to, which is where I heard about it! I will be purchasing. If you wanted to do an interview or something, I'll bet Phil over there would be game if you contacted him.
posted by Steely-eyed Missile Man at 6:37 AM on May 29, 2014

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